Climate Research Intern
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Location Nairobi
Job Field Internships / Volunteering
Overall Purpose

This role will support climate science and related social science research and project implementation in the International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA), an establishment of the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support on climate science for implementation of various ongoing/ upcoming projects related to forecast based early warning early action, climate services and climate science research.
Support engagement with key institutions and actors at both national and county level.
Support project documentation, reporting and development of publications.
Provide administrative support such as organizing meetings, stakeholder communication and follow up.
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team working on research related to climate science, climate change and disaster risk management/reduction.
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in climate science, meteorology or climate change.
Relevant practical experience in working on research and research projects.
Desired Competencies

Interest in inter-disciplinary work and profound interest in understanding use of climate science for risk reduction and management.
Good ability to organise small workshops and conduct interviews and focus groups.
Excellent English writing skills with ability to author reports, policy briefs and working / academic papers.
A strong and reliable communicator able to coordinate and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to work independently and under the supervision of Project Manager – Climate Research.
Willingness to travel.
Experience in working on disaster risk reduction projects, wider climate change and sustainability will be an added advantage.


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About Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.